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NetsToy
Coming Soon! smile.gif

richee3
It’s about time. thumbsup.gif
bloodMoney
Now, if we can just get the modding bug to bite you, we'll be on to something!

Let's face it, you really only need one PERFECT one. tongue.gif
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Aug 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM) *
Let's face it, you really only need one PERFECT one. tongue.gif


Whatever drug he's on, I want some of it.
cheela
WHOO!!

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Aug 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM) *
Now, if we can just get the modding bug to bite you, we'll be on to something!

Let's face it, you really only need one PERFECT one. tongue.gif


I believe she has already gotten bit.
NetsToy
Me, opening a box.

Some of you may have seen this on the Facebook group, but for the rest of you that haven't... enjoy!

Box Opening

QUOTE (bloodMoney @ Aug 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM) *
Now, if we can just get the modding bug to bite you, we'll be on to something!

Let's face it, you really only need one PERFECT one. tongue.gif


The Modding Bug?! Hmmmm. I wonder what that's like?! biggrin.gif
bloodMoney
Are you done yet? A coilover install should only take a few hours. tongue.gif
Bitter
It does when you're doing it right.
cheela
BUMP!
NetsToy
You remember the part of my un-packaging video where I open the coils and say: "This says ST205, but I have an ST204! Rut-roh! I wonder if this will work?"

Yeah it DOES NOT WORK! They DO NOT FIT, can't pass GO, do NOT collect $200, go directly to JAIL. They sent me the wrong coils. mad.gif

They can't get me the correct coils for 3 - 4 weeks, because they're special order. kindasad.gif

And I really wanted to take this car to Toyota Fest. frown.gif

cheela
well that's totally poop.
how did they manage to mess that up so badly...
You should totally still collect $200 even though you didn't pass go. Make them give you a discount!
NetsToy
Here she sits.

Bitter
Time to get to detailing, painting calipers, pulling the molding off the bottom and re-dying the plastic black, treating the top, pulling the seats and carpet for a deep clean, adding some strips of butyl sound dampener to the doors and floor pan, etc and so on. Idle hands are the devils playground!
cheela
^true.
might as well while you're waiting.
Box
They must be for a ST205 with the SuperStrut and not a ST205 with the standard McPherson, lame.
Bitter
New plan. Keep.the coils and get a SS 205 to put them on.
richee3
QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 29, 2018 - 12:48 PM) *
New plan. Keep.the coils and get a SS 205 to put them on.

X2. Then cut the roof off because vert.
cheela
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:55 PM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 29, 2018 - 12:48 PM) *
New plan. Keep.the coils and get a SS 205 to put them on.

X2. Then cut the roof off because vert.


x3

If Initial D can have an AWD GT-Four Coupe, then I see no reason we can't have an AWD GT-Four Vert! laugh.gif
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (cheela @ Aug 29, 2018 - 3:11 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:55 PM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 29, 2018 - 12:48 PM) *
New plan. Keep.the coils and get a SS 205 to put them on.

X2. Then cut the roof off because vert.


x3

If Initial D can have an AWD GT-Four Coupe, then I see no reason we can't have an AWD GT-Four Vert! laugh.gif



x4

She ain't down.
NetsToy
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Aug 29, 2018 - 3:23 PM) *
QUOTE (cheela @ Aug 29, 2018 - 3:11 PM) *
QUOTE (richee3 @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:55 PM) *
QUOTE (Bitter @ Aug 29, 2018 - 12:48 PM) *
New plan. Keep.the coils and get a SS 205 to put them on.

X2. Then cut the roof off because vert.


x3

If Initial D can have an AWD GT-Four Coupe, then I see no reason we can't have an AWD GT-Four Vert! laugh.gif


x4

She ain't down.


Oh yeah sure guys, let me buy ANOTHER car!

But IF I did, I would cut off top, because vert! wink.gif
TimeslideZ
DUDE I never noticed that the Celica was a coupe in Initial D! Lol

Man sucks you got the wrong coils; but good set!
I bought some BC earlier this year as well. Will say they work good for the price.
NetsToy
I wish I could say that having the wrong coilovers was my only issue that day. But there were a few other hiccups.



Let's go back a month earlier...

My car was starting to feel "not right" while I was driving it. It felt as if the front end was not "attached" to the wheels and the car was going to float away. I was told that my suspension was going bad, by some car friends, and that is when I decided to get coilovers. The car had also started making a "popping" sound in the drivers side rear wheel area, and I thought it was best not to drive the car until I could fix these things. So the car sat... for a month.

So when it came time to move the car into the garage on coil-over day, the drivers side rear wheel was completely seized and would NOT move. In fact it made a terrible metal grinding sound when I tried to move it. (It was not just rust on the rotors.) It was the E Break. I had been having trouble with the E Brake staying engaged even after I had released the lever. I had already purchased all the parts to replace the it several months earlier, knowing that I would get to that project eventually.

E-brake Parts


So in the pouring rain we took apart the E Brake, just so we could get the car into the garage. By then we're both soaking wet!





My friend brought over an impact gun, and I wanted to try it! Oooh, the POWER! I got a few tires off in no time, it was great!

Then disaster struck. I have lug locks, and I didn't have it lined up properly, and I shredded the lock key and the lug. Oops!



We spent hours, and hours, and more hours trying to get this thing off.



We decided to move on and removed 3 of the 4 struts. This is when I realize I have the wrong BC coils.





So, after roughly 10 hours of work on the car, we decided to call it a day.

It wasn't until a day later, that boyfriend managed to get the locking lug completely off.



The stud is broken, but we've punched that out and have plans to get a new one.

Dad and Bae


At the moment all 4 old struts are out. E-Brake is in pieces. And there's lot of work to do. (I do like your "to do" list suggestions Bitter, hopefully I can get some of those done.)

I've also made some other purchases.

GT-4 end links (Thank you Chee La!)


3pt TRD strut bar (Thank you Jonathan)


I'm forever grateful to the 6gc community for all of their help along the way. I've made several FB posts and gotten lots of assistance in the 6gc FB group. Special shout out to Chee La, AJ, & Ted, for answering billions of my questions. To Dillion, for bringing over all your tools and knowledge. To Jake, my boyfriend, for supporting my crazy love of this car. And to Jonathan for the strut bar. You all have been so amazing to me, and I know this is just the beginning, but I couldn't do this without you. smile.gif bowdown.gif
NetsToy
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:48 AM) *
They must be for a ST205 with the SuperStrut and not a ST205 with the standard McPherson, lame.


So are you saying the ST205 "MacPherson" struts DO fit my car? If so, then whats the difference between the ST204 coils, and the ST205 MacPherson coils? Or are they the same?

Yes, they sent me the ST205 Super Strut coils.
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (NetsToy @ Aug 30, 2018 - 3:42 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ Aug 29, 2018 - 2:48 AM) *
They must be for a ST205 with the SuperStrut and not a ST205 with the standard McPherson, lame.


So are you saying the ST205 "McPherson" struts DO fit my car? If so, then whats the difference between the ST204 coils, and the ST205 McPherson coils? Or are they the same?

Yes, they sent me the ST205 Super Strut coils.


They're the same. McPherson is McPherson. The only oddball out is the Super Strut shizzle.
NetsToy
Over the weekend I installed the front end links. smile.gif

We had to cut out the old ones, because rust, or maybe because of my inexperience. But I'm happy to be making progress while waiting on the new coils to arrive!



I also found a rust hole in my drivers side rear wheel well. frown.gif So I need to figure out how I'm going to fix that. I'm guessing the best solution is to find someone to cut it out and replace the rust spot with new material.
cheela
ouch! sounds rough but it's always good to get dirty so your car can stay clean. biggrin.gif . All that stuff needs to be done so doing it at once is already a smart idea and saves you time. Tackle it slowly and don't rush. Good luck! we're always here to help. smile.gif
NetsToy
This last weekend I deep cleaned my trunk. Checked the spare tire, vacuumed the carpet, and re-installed the sub.

All Clean! smile.gif


When I first got this car in 2007, the first thing I did was install the stereo system. This setup was originally installed in the Red '95 Celica that I previously owned that had been totaled, so I just moved everything over from my old car to my new car. Having quality audio is a mandatory part of the driving experience, in my opinion, and I absolutely hate not having "boom boom."

So here's my set-up!

A Red Top battery to power the sub & amp.



I'm running a 10" JL W7, with a custom made slotted box, and a JL 500/1 amp.



Ha ha! laugh.gif So you can kinda see that there is tape residue on the amp, because it was attached to the box using duck tape for the longest time, but it kept vibrating off. laugh.gif So I've since screwed it into the box.


I think the cable is 0 or 1 gauge (but don't hold me to it), with fuses at the battery and in the trunk.



I bought all this stuff back in 2002-ish, for the Red Celica, and I'd say it was well worth the money. It still sounds great today! And amazingly enough the sub still leaves a little bit of room in the trunk, for other things... like the oil & funnel that I must have on hand at all times. laugh.gif

I had a new Pioneer headhunt installed a few years ago that has bluetooth & hands free calling, which is AMAZING! And I love it! Shout out to Xtreme Vehicle Designs in Noblesville, IN for hooking me up with that.



I'd like to replace the stock door speakers at some point because there getting old. And sometimes when it rains, they make crackling & popping sounds. But alas, that will have to wait for now. smile.gif
NgoFcukinWay
Ball out on your front components when you get around to it. I think I mentioned that in John's (I think that was his name) post on Facebook when he asked about speakers.
NetsToy
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 11, 2018 - 7:55 AM) *
Ball out on your front components when you get around to it. I think I mentioned that in John's (I think that was his name) post on Facebook when he asked about speakers.


Yes, I remember that post! I definitely want to get something quality with amazing sound! I want to make sure the new speakers fit flush so I can use the door as it is. I don't want to cut out the factory speaker cover.
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (NetsToy @ Sep 11, 2018 - 10:18 AM) *
QUOTE (NgoFcukinWay @ Sep 11, 2018 - 7:55 AM) *
Ball out on your front components when you get around to it. I think I mentioned that in John's (I think that was his name) post on Facebook when he asked about speakers.


Yes, I remember that post! I definitely want to get something quality with amazing sound! I want to make sure the new speakers fit flush so I can use the door as it is. I don't want to cut out the factory speaker cover.


You shouldn't have to cut out the door. Should be plenty of space between the door speaker cover and where the brackets sit.
NetsToy
There appears to be a hole in my pocket...

because these just arrived on my doorstep! biggrin.gif

cheela
Durs
Nunca e visto un 6gen descapotable en mi país, se me hace muy raro verlo jeje, buen proyecto, la suspensión Bc Racing es una mejora muy notable para el coche, seguiré los avances.

Un saludo
NetsToy
QUOTE (Durs @ Sep 20, 2018 - 5:03 AM) *
Nunca e visto un 6gen descapotable en mi país, se me hace muy raro verlo jeje, buen proyecto, la suspensión Bc Racing es una mejora muy notable para el coche, seguiré los avances.

Un saludo



Gracias, me encantan los descapotables!
Box
I really like my Polk Audio component set I put into the Firebird's door panels, nice and clear with balanced sound. Lots of options out there though depending on budget and the type of sound you're looking for.

Also your toenails match the colour of my fingernails. *Twilight Zone music plays*
NetsToy
QUOTE (Box @ Sep 21, 2018 - 7:21 AM) *
I really like my Polk Audio component set I put into the Firebird's door panels, nice and clear with balanced sound. Lots of options out there though depending on budget and the type of sound you're looking for.

Also your toenails match the colour of my fingernails. *Twilight Zone music plays*



Nice, I'll have to look into Polk audio.

Maybe if you stopped hitting your nails with a hammer you wouldn't have that problem! laugh.gif Just saying. But it's a good color, I bet it looks nice on you! wink.gif
NetsToy
My 3 point TRD strut bar has been powder coated! And I LOVE it! Shout out to ProKote Indy! They did an amazing job!

They were able to save the TRD label, so I just re-attached it with 3M tape!



I would like to have a few other bits powder coated, but I'm not sure what pieces to do. Any recommendations? They've gotta be all metal, and easily removable.

The base coat is black, then there's a layer of blue glitter, and finally a layer of purple glitter on top!






cheela
It's different. I like it. Definitely making this your own now. smile.gif
Box
I LOVE it! Of course purple is my favourite colour, so I may or may not be biased. That and I like glittery shimmery things. Hmm... You could do the exhaust heat shield for sure and the valve cover, perhaps the intake manifold and throttle body though those aren't as easy. You should totally find some purple silicone vacuum hoses and radiator hoses now too. PURPLE ALL THE THINGS.
Bitter
That's cooler than your custom sun visors!
cheela
bump for insane turbo build!
Box
BUMP FOR MOAR PURPLE!
NgoFcukinWay
QUOTE (cheela @ Oct 23, 2018 - 3:34 PM) *
bump for insane turbo build!



QUOTE (Box @ Oct 23, 2018 - 3:38 PM) *
BUMP FOR MOAR PURPLE!


BUMP FOR INSANE PURPLE TURBO PEOPLE EATER BUILD!
Box
NetsToy
You wanted moar purple, you get MOAR PURPLE!

Heat shield transformation thread. GO!

So, here I'm soaking my heat shield in a 50/50 vinegar/water solution to remove rust. I also threw in a bunch of bolts, because everything was rusty.


After several days of soaking, the bolts were rust free.


I used a wire wheel & wire brush attachment on my electric drill to finish removing rust from the rest of the heat shield. I didn't have a container big enough to soak the entire thing, and this was a much faster technique.


I bought some purple VHT high heat paint off of Amazon. Primer, color, and clear gloss.


Primer coat!


Purple coat!


GLOSSY PURPLE!


Finished Product!
This is from my instagram account: amreynolds17 - Follow me if you'd like, but I must warn you now, I also post photos of my cat.
Me, putting up my newly purple & rust free heat shield. wink.gif Sure, it’s only a view my mechanic can appreciate, but I hope it makes them smile. smile.gif


I think it turned out pretty great! I'm happy with it, even though most people won't be able to see it. biggrin.gif
Bitter
You're approaching my levels of absurd nerdity, be very careful.
Box
This purple update pleases my eyes.
NetsToy
I finally received the correct coils and have installed them! It feels like a huge accomplishment to have all for tires on the ground, esp. after having the car on jack stands for the last 2 months. When I lowered the car though, I had a flat tire, so I have not yet measured and leveled out the ride height. Tonight, I hope to air up all the tires, so I can move forward with that. The car seems to be sitting really low right now! Especially compared to the stock height that I'm used to. (Yes, the car is dirty, don't judge me!) kindasad.gif




Car started up nicely! Yay! Kinda surprised, after it sat for so long. I did keep it hooked up to the trickle charger, so I'm sure that helped.

Sidenote: I figured out why my rear window de-fogger stopped working. (It stopped working YEARS ago, BTW!) HA!


Before I could commit to lowered life, I needed to address my driveway situation. I have rolled curbs & the driveway slopes down a steep hill. So even with the Celica at factory height, I have to cut in at an angle to avoid scraping.


There are permanent scuffs in the pavement from cars scraping in this driveway over the years.


So I invested in a Bridjit curb ramp! And WOW what a difference it makes! I don't know why I didn't buy this years ago! biggrin.gif Bridjit.com if anyone's interested, I highly recommend them.
Now I won't have to worry about the lowered car scraping! Yay!


In Purple News:
I wasn't a fan of how the purple bolts turned out.


So I decided to make them blue instead. smile.gif


That's better! I think it really brings out the blue glitter flakes in the strut bar! <3


So much progress! smile.gif It's exciting. smile.gif I can't wait to drive this car again! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I really miss driving this Celica, which may sound silly... seeing as I daily a different Celica (that's essentially the same), but both cars have different personalities, and quirks, and I can't wait to feel how things have changed with the suspension upgrades!
Box
Woooo purple and blue update! Now if there were some teal updates it'd have all my favourite colours! Should be able to solder in some new wire to fix the defrost, and yay moar low!
cheela
where's the burnout video??
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